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Infographic: 3D Printing and the Future of Manufacturing by Sculpteo

3D Printing Infographic Future of Manufacturing

3D printing service Sculpteo published a great infographic called “3D printing is the future of manufacturing.”


  1. The Third Industrial Revolution
  2. What is 3D printing?
  3. Manufacture in one click
  4. The range of 3D printing materials
  5. What does it change for your VC or CEO?
  6. How to integrate 3D printing into your business today? Invest in 3D printing or integrate a cloud solution
  7. New markets have access to manufacturing
  8. New major players
  9. And your consumers
  10. A case study: 3DPCase

3D Printing Infographic Future of Manufacturing


Via Sculpteo blog.

Top 3D Printing Headlines Last Week: Black Friday, Portraits, M&A

3D Printing Black Friday Deals

A roundup of the top news On 3D Printing brought you from November 21 to November 25.

Go Shopping! Black Friday 3D Printing Deals: Shapeways, MakerBot, i.Materialise

3D Printing Black Friday Deals

Here’s a round up of big 3D Printing deals for Black Friday. Today only!



3D printing marketplace Shapeways is offering 20% off orders of $75 and up OR free shipping until 11:59PM EST tonight!

For 20% off orders of $75 or more, enter tdzmu at checkout, or for free shipping, enter v9v7r.



Get a Thing-O-Matic at a discount!

For a $1999.00 fully-assembled kit: use coupon code TRYPTOPHAN.

For a $999.00 user-assembled kit: use coupon code TURKEYSTUFFER.

[MakerBot discount was for last year. Sorry.]



Get free shipping on Black Friday from 3D printing marketplace i.Materialise.

No code necessary, but you can visit their free shipping blog post.


Airwolf 3D Printer

Fully assembled Airwolf 3D printers are regularly priced at $1,695 and as part of the Black Friday sales event, the price has been reduced to $1,645 and you will also receive a second glass plate with PET film installed (a $35 dollar value).


3D Printed Bioscope: New Design Reinvents the Old Film Camera

Bioscope 3D Printing

Inspired by an early movie projector of the same name, the Bioscope is a medium to experience memories in relative time. It consists of a hand-held device, to be viewed with one eye, resembling an old film camera.

Simon de Bakker and Jon Stam, who designed and 3D printed their ‘Bioscope’ at i.materialise are pushing the boundaries of photography, film and technology. The Bioscope is a digital movie viewer in the shape of a Fisherprice camera.

Designers often use 3D printing for accessories and interior design, but there is another market that reaches 3D printing more and more: the one with digital gadgets like the Bioscope: you look with your eye through the ‘lens’ and then, by moving the red button forward or backward you can see your home movie frame by frame which creates a very retro like effect.

The Magical Experience – Interview with Jon Stam

“For this project, I wanted to recreate the magical experience of those old projectors but adjusted to our modern times by using movies on USB sticks. The Bioscope is interactive and allows the user to move through time with the turn of the crank. Moving forward and backward, as fast as slow as you want. You’re invited to pause at your favorite moments and reflect. This way people get manual control over digital information and it allows them to transform every viewing into something entirely new and personal.”

3D Printing and the Bioscope

Through traditional manufacturing it was hard to bring this idea to life, so Jon Stam and Simon de Bakker decided to try 3D printing: “We were thinking about how we could take old technology and adapt it for the modern world. Going to the traditional manufacturing route of making a mold and going into full production was not only too expensive, but it also made it impossible to customize the Bioscopes the way we wanted.”

“Luckily, there is 3D Printing. By using this technology, we could create the bioscope digitally and together with i.materialise, repair any errors in the file and find the best material and printing technique to bring the bioscope to life in polyamide. Quickly and affordably. Plus, when I am not completely satisfied with how the bioscope feels – not a problem. I change the digital file, contact i.materialise, and presto…a new and improved Bioscope!”

Bioscope MultiView 3D Printing

The Bioscope will be showcased at the 3D Print Show in London this weekend from the 19th until the 21st of October.

Below is a video of the Bioscope project.

Guto Requena 3D Printed Designs Based on Urban Sounds in Sao Paulo

Guto Requena Sao Paolo 3D Printing

Guto Requena is one of Brazil’s most innovative up and coming architects. His work is based on the ever-evolving world of communication and technology, reflecting how these new advancements affect us.

Requena was recently profiled in the i.materialise blog.

As a little child Guto Requena always dreamed about architecture. Then finally, when he started studying architecture he became more and more interested in digitalism and technology. At this moment  he is one of the most innovatist architects of Brazil  and with his studio Estudio Guto Requena he tries to push the projects he really wants to do.

For this collection he uses these former iconic designs as basics but reforms the digital models by using recorded cityvoices, urban sounds,…etc. through a computer program. He recorded these noises in different neighborhoods on the streets of São Paulo. The eventual designs were 3D printed at Materialise and are references to the beautiful hidden places in São Paulo’s neighborhoods.

Below is a video of an interview with Guto Requena.